Stupidity leads to deaths of 9 Infants

The following story might appear to be simply tragic … just one of those natural events that happens, but its not … its plain simple stupidly in action … LOS ANGELES — State health officials reported Thursday that California is on track to break a 55-year record for whooping cough infections in an epidemic that … Read moreStupidity leads to deaths of 9 Infants

A couple of cool science stories in the news

Here are a couple of science based news stories that just caught my eye, so I thought I’d share them with you all … enjoy … New Type of Moon Volcano Discovered Silica-rich rocks reveal unusual lunar eruptions. A 1967 Lunar Orbiter IV picture of the arrowhead-shaped Hansteen Alpha region (left) and the same picture … Read moreA couple of cool science stories in the news

Why I no longer believe religion is a virus of the mind

Don’t panic, I’ve not suddenly gone religious … no instead, new data is now available to suggest something else. Sue Blackmore, a leading expert in Memes, has written a very interesting article in todays Guardian (why is it always the Guardian with the really interesting stuff). So she starts off with an explanation of what … Read moreWhy I no longer believe religion is a virus of the mind

Science Stories in the news this week – 12 Sept

Here is this weeks collection of science news stories that triggered my “Hey, that’s cool” detector. As always, if I’ve missed anything that is truly cool, then drop a comment and I’ll do an update that includes a hat tip you. In honor of the Pope’s visit to the UK, lets start with this one … Read moreScience Stories in the news this week – 12 Sept